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556 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1415
+1 518-436-4952
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went here because most other restaurants in area were full. We both had a main course and a cocktail. Both meals were ok at best, and the cocktail was not great. No big mistakes, but nothing memorable.

Thank Vikingchef79
albany ny
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190 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were looking forward to dinner here, but it was not very good. The bread was AWFUL, I mean the worst we have seen. Our dinners were just ok...very expensive for the quality. The service however was very good.

Thank AEboylston
Albany, New York
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Let me beging by saying this review is for the catering services only. I have never been to the restaurant and Can not speak to that. My family and I were recently at a wedding catered by Nicole's. The food itself was excellent, however the service was horrible. Seemed like they were either not ready or just laking service skills.... More 

Thank 68mbl5
Faith B, General Manager at Nicole's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to write about Nicole's Special Events and Catering. As a five-star rated catering company and restaurant celebrating our 30th anniversary, we take guest assessments very seriously. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience. Please email us directly at info@nicolescatering.com. Thanks again! Best regards, Faith B... More 

Lakeville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A well planned dinner party for an Anniversary celebration was successful in spite of very high temperatures in the dining area (upstairs). All of the guests were sweating! Food was extremely good and the service was great as well. Would have liked to have seen a decision to move the party downstairs into the air conditioned environment! Guests were literally... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Visited nicoles tonight with husband. Upon arriving found they did not have our reservation I made 2 days ago. No problem because we were first party of the day but could have been a mess if there were no tables available. Service was pleasant and efficient. I ordered veal parm $24 +$2 for salad. Husband ordered hazelnut chicken $25+ $2... More 

Albany, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Sat in the back room and as you first walk in it smelled musty and walking by the side door it looked very dirty.. Sitting in that room you could hear the toilet flushing and people drying there hands with the blower. Not very appetizing. I through for two people was it was very expensive

Thank sisez115
NicolesofAlbany, General Manager at Nicole's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Nicole's Restaurant. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. In regards to the hand dryer noise from the restrooms, we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible (recycling, composting, using local and sustainably-sourced ingredients) and this extends all the way to the facilities! By using... More 

Granby, Connecticut
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Went to Nicole's for a dinner with the team for work. Restaurant was very nice and our server was excellent - she took great care of us. Didn't get a chance to review the whole menu as we were a big group. I got the steak and it was excellent. Can't remember what the sauce was on it, but it... More 

Thank tweber88
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Very good place, generous portions, nice surroundings and nice staff. Mostly Italian but they do a good job with steak too.

Thank jh0ward
Albany, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was a delightful spot for a Valentine's Day dinner. The setting was very romantic, and the service was wonderful. The environment is very warm and friendly. The food was amazing. For Valentine's Day there was a price fixe menu, and the choices were great, although limited for the occasion. I would highly recommend this for any special occasion or... More 

Thank Oceanlakelady
upstate New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

We decided on spur of moment to eat out. First choices were full if we didn't have reservations. Nicole's was in the neighborhood so we stopped there. Food was ok, decor was fine, but we thought $100+ was way overpriced for one glass of wine and one cocktail and two dinners and coffee. Doubt we will go back

Thank lookattheworld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1415
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-436-4952
Nicole's restaurant was established in 1986 and has been called "The Best Little Restaurant in Albany" by the Times Union. Together, husband and wife team, Margaret Carciobolo and James Gavin, strive to keep Nicole's one of Albany's finest restaurants.

Nicole's offers a diversified menu of Southern and Northern Italian cuisine with many continental influences. Our team of chefs work daily to create new and exciting dishes.

In addition to Nicole's romantic dining room with a 1930's tin ceiling and metropolitan feel, Nicole's also offers an outdoor deck with floral gardens and a private banquet room seating up to forty guests.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?